McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz

Posted by Amy Ross on Thu, Apr 22, 2021

When we meet with homeowners to discuss a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, we are often asked our opinion about countertop options. Granite and quartz surfaces are always at the top of our list. Both are sleek, elegant, durable, and add significant value to your home; but they have some distinct differences. Here’s how they compare in terms of material, style, and maintenance:

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Topics: Countertops

Spring Updates for Your Home

Posted by Amy Ross on Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Spring has sprung, and with the new season comes spring cleaning, fresh décor, and a desire to tackle some of those home remodeling projects. Here are some ways to freshen up your home for the spring season!

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Topics: Kitchens, Home Remodeling, Porches

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Moving Forward

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 17, 2021

As we arrive at the year mark of this pandemic, we look ahead to a new normal. We have all undoubtedly become more aware of our cleanliness habits... so let’s explore how to integrate choices that are functional, stylish, and easy to clean and maintain into your next home remodeling project.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation, Flooring

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Designing with Comfort in Mind

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 3, 2021

This last year has taught us so much about finding sanctuary within our homes. By designing a space with “comfort” in mind, you can make your home more welcoming for family and guests. Here are a few simple ways to incorporate functional comfort into your home next remodeling project.

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting, Design Trends and Ideas, Outdoor Living

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Multifunctional Spaces

Posted by Amy Ross on Tue, Feb 16, 2021

2020 was a year like no other, and perhaps one of the biggest changes in our lives has been the extra time spent at home. So, how did the last year change the way we approach designing our homes? In this blog series, we’ll explore different ways that the pandemic has affected home design and remodeling, starting off with the enhanced need for multifunctional spaces.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation

Creating Your New Home Office

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, May 5, 2020

As our new normal shifts to us working from home more often, creating a space dedicated to your workday can make all the difference. It can help you to be more productive, keep a workday routine, and will allow you to check-out of work when the day has finished.

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Topics: Home Office

5 Most Popular Home Improvements

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

As you spend extra time at home this month, you may be noticing all those home improvement projects you've been waiting to tackle. Now is the perfect time to start planning out your future renovations! If you aren't sure which project you should attempt first, here's a list of the five most popular home improvements and the instant benefits they can add to your home—

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Topics: Home Renovation

Your Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Keeping up with home maintenance can seem overwhelming, but taking care of small tasks throughout the year can help save you time and money down the road. We know regular home maintenance tasks are not always top of mind, so we broke down a timeline of to-dos for you to ensure your home is running safely and efficiently:

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Topics: home maintenance

2020 Home Design Trends

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Feb 17, 2020

2020 is in full swing and it's time to finally make those design changes you have been putting off. Are you not sure what steps you need to take to stay ahead of the design trends of the new decade? We’ve compiled a list to keep your home stylish, trendy, and beautiful.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

Transform Your Outdoor Space with these Backyard Remodeling Trends

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Jun 27, 2019

With summer finally in the air in Upstate NY, there is no better time to transform your outdoor living space than now! We’re here to bring you the latest in backyard remodeling trends so you can spend less time inside and more time soaking up the sun in your new backyard oasis.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, exterior renovations